Monthly Archives: April 2010

Madden dodges Windsor questions | The Age

SARAH-JANE COLLINS April 30, 2010 PLANNING Minister Justin Madden has fuelled fresh speculation about his role in the Windsor Hotel affair, repeatedly refusing to say if he was aware of a scheme to pervert the planning process for the hotel’s rede… Continue reading

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Labor backed Windsor sham | The Age

ROYCE MILLAR April 28, 2010 Set for redevelopment … Melbourne’s historic Hotel Windsor. A SCHEME to pervert the planning process for the Windsor Hotel redevelopment was not the work of a rogue media adviser – as claimed by the Brumby government … Continue reading

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Shorten the white knight for no-fault disability insurance

ADELE HORIN April 17, 2010 Bill Shorten has been called many names in his trajectory from union leader to parliamentary secretary for disabilities and children’s services: Slick Willy, Showbag Bill, “more salesman than substance”. Energetic, ambi… Continue reading

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Deja vu in the wild west town of can’t recall – Opinion – smh.com.au

Alan RamseyFebruary 24, 2007 Page 1 of 4 | Single page Here is a good story. Back in the fog of yesteryear, when John Howard was still a nobody minister in Malcolm Fraser’s government, the Labor Party held one of its national policymaking conferen… Continue reading

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Brumby threatens court showdown over ministerial staffers – The National Interest – 16 April 2010

listen now | download audio The Victorian government is heading for a showdown with parliament over whether ministerial staff can be compelled to give evidence before an upper house committee. The row, sparked by a planning controversy, brings up … Continue reading

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Madden must provide information about planning decision making

Greens MPs in Victoria 14/04/2010 GOVERNMENT: PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — I move: That this house — (1) notes the failure of the government to comply with the resolution of the Council of 24 February 2010 to table… Continue reading

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14 Labor MPs live up to 40kms from their electorates | Herald Sun

John Ferguson From: Herald Sun April 16, 2010 12:00AM FOURTEEN Labor MPs live up to 40km from their electorates and offices in a trend that will anger voters in the run-up to the election. Premier John Brumby is among a growing number of MPs livin… Continue reading

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